Category Archives: Spotlight

Getting to Know Rudy Quan

Rudy Quan had never participated in a National Level 1 tournament before the 2018 USTA National Winter Championship, so when he entered the competition, his main goal was to play his best and get used to that level of competition. But it looks like Rudy

On the Rise

If you told 14-year-old Aryan Chaudhary two years ago that he would have a Gold, Silver, and Bronze Ball, he would have never believed you. Introduced to tennis at 6 years old by his dad, Aryan is now ranked No. 1 nationally in the boys’

From Early Development Camps to Nationals

NorCal Junior Vivian Ovrootsky of San Jose and her father Val talk about the tennis journey from ,”I want to try that sport” to her now being one of the most promising prospects in tennis at only 12 years of age. In recent years, the

Bridging the Gap

Imagine a 67-year-old man across the net from a 16-year-old junior. At first glance, you would think that the older player has no chance against the young junior with fresh legs and powerful strokes. But in this case, the man facing the young junior is

The Net Approach

Carolyn Campana caught the tennis bug early on while watching her Dad and two brothers play. Her younger sister, Anna, is following in the family’s footsteps as well. Now 17 years old, Carolyn is earning national recognition after back-to-back national titles in doubles, and talks

Meet Marcus McDaniel

USTA NorCal caught up with Marcus McDaniel, 14, from Vacaville, CA, who talked about his experience at the USTA National Winter Championships event and winning the sportsmanship award. “I didn’t know what to expect since I only knew four players, so I tried to focus